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Ray Rice’s Wife Says the Media Ruined Their Lives

Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL yesterday after the full video of him knocking his wife, Janay Palmer, unconscious was released. On an Instagram post rife with irony, Palmer defended Rice and called the media out for ruining their lives.

I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” Janay Rice wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that [the] media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass [off] for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.

THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!

At the very least, one could call that statement a fascinating look into the mind of an abused woman. I’m not sure what’s more ridiculous though. This statement or what Ray Lewis said about the incident.

“I am disappointed; this is personal for me,” Lewis said on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. “So I’m torn. This is a guy, a young man I really took under my wing and tried to mentor and tried to make sure he had a successful career and stayed away from things like this. Seeing this video — let me very clear going through this myself personally — a man should never, ever put his hands on a woman, bottom line. So we can speculate about a lot of different things but we need to make sure it is very clear is what we saw in this video is him actually putting his hands on a woman and that is where it is personally for me.”

Asked if there was a comparison between Lewis and Rice (Lewis’ past includes the double homicide in Atlanta 13 years ago for which he was originally charged with two counts of murder. In exchange for his testimony against two men who were with Lewis that night, the charges against him were reduced and he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice), Lewis said there was no comparison.

Asked for comment, Ray Rice said, “C’mon. It’s not like I killed a guy. Or two.”

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